Leroy Hutson – Anthology: 1972-1984

Leroy Hutson – Anthology: 1972-1984

If you don’t know who Leroy Hutson is, I’m almost certain, especially if you’re reading this here, you’ve at least heard his songs sampled somewhere before. Badu’s No Love from classic, 1997 album Baduizm contains samples of Lucky Fellow and I’m still unable to hear Hutson’s Cool Out..

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Mecca:83 – Life Sketches Vol.3

Mecca:83 – Life Sketches Vol.3

Mecca 83 has been blessing us with his Jazz and Hip Hop sensibilities for a long while now. He pondered retirement, dropped intermittent treats, and returned with the latest in his signature series, Life Sketches last month. Life Sketches Vol 3 begins with an introductory, almost celebratory fanfare..

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Elle Stilnovo – The One For Me (Daz I Kue Vocal) ft Jaidene Veda

Elle Stilnovo – The One For Me (Daz I Kue Vocal) ft Jaidene Veda

From London to Atlanta, Darren Benjamin aka Daz I Kue has been annihilating listeners with his incredible production and remixes for a very long time. The One For Me finds him providing a deep, visceral soundtrack as Jaidene Veda attempts to verify she’s located her soulmate. There’s nothing..

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Bob Marley x The Fugees – You Can’t Stop The Shining

Bob Marley x The Fugees – You Can’t Stop The Shining

I’m prone to creative ideas at times but I wish I knew what inspires some of the unlikely combinations of mash-ups producers release. Maybe I should ask New Hampshire’s David Begun, who has three such mashups under his belt: Nas x Quasimoto, Eminem x Pete Rock and finally The Fugees x..

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Courtney Pine – Butterfly ft Omar (Herbie Hancock Cover)

Courtney Pine – Butterfly ft Omar (Herbie Hancock Cover)

This Friday British Jazz legend, Courtney Pine will release his newest offering with lots of help from UK Soul music pioneer, Omar. Black Notes From the Deep is his 19th album in 30 years and in addition to Omar, Pine has assembled a choice crew for this achievement with luminaries Robert Mitchell..

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Sam Trump – Sam Trump Plays the Uke (Kay & King Mason Redux)

Sam Trump – Sam Trump Plays the Uke (Kay & King Mason Redux)

4 years ago Chicago musician, Sam Trump released his intimate but powerful 5 track EP, Sam Trump Plays The Uke. Now Houston producers Kay & King Mason revisit this work to give it more flavor, not that it needs it. Additional verses are also provided by emcees, including Don Will and producer..

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Mr Thing & Chris Read – The Library Archive

Mr Thing & Chris Read – The Library Archive

November 10, the funk will be released courtesy of acclaimed DJs/producers, Chris Read & Mr Thing. Upon gaining access to the Cavendish Music Archive as part of WhoSampled’s ‘Samplethon’ event in 2014, they discovered a treasure trove of unreleased 70s library music, instrumental tracks..

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Waajeed – Through It All EP

Waajeed – Through It All EP

Waajeed’s sense of funk and character ensures an instant warmth and familiarity that can pull a dancefloor together within the first 16 and have them praying for more by the breakdown.
I love that quote and it’s so true! As Jeedo continues to explore and expand his sound, he’s..

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